Adam W. Rightnowar

Male27 November 1844–9 January 1907

Brief Life History of Adam W.

When Adam W. Rightnowar was born on 27 November 1844, in McClellan Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, George Reeves Rightnowar, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Sarah Overbay, was 39. He married Nancy Emmaline Giles on 6 January 1875, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 9 January 1907, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam W. Rightnowar
Mary Susan Thompson
Marriage: 1879
Martha Ellen Rightnower
Nellie Ann Rightnowar

Sources (15)

  • Adam W Rightenour in household of George R Rightenour, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Adam Rightowar, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Adam W. Rightnowar, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1879Jefferson, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 4

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 17

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Hebrew: The Scripture name, in Hebrew, Adham, signifying 'man;' literally earthy, red earth; Rudolph, however, says the name in Ethiopic means ' to be fair, beautiful.' Hence the nurse-name Addy, little Adam.

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